The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 493 443 448
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 78 116 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.80% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 46
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£345 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 76 £350 -12.50% 40
South East -13 31 £350 -12.50% 10
London -4 28 £375 +13.63% 13
Hampshire -16 14 £340 -10.52% 1
Berkshire -3 12 £425 +6.25% 5
Reading +11 7 £425 -5.55% 1
City of London +4 5 £338 +3.21% 2
North West -3 5 £325 - 1
South West -15 5 £375 +15.38% 6
West Yorkshire -1 4 £215 +30.30% 3
Wiltshire -1 4 £375 - 1
Slough -2 4 £250 -
Manchester -5 4 £313 -
Yorkshire -6 4 £215 +30.30% 3
Swindon - 4 £375 -
Surrey +3 3 £475 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £175 -
Leeds - 3 £215 - 3
East Midlands +16 1 £110 -
Cheshire +3 1 £408 -
West Midlands -1 1 - - 2
Birmingham -6 1 - - 2
Southampton -16 1 £475 - 1
Northampton - 1 £110 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 110 (53.92%) Microsoft
2 100 (49.02%) Windows
3 82 (40.20%) DNS
4 71 (34.80%) MS Exchange
5 66 (32.35%) VMware
6 63 (30.88%) Active Directory
6 63 (30.88%) Security Cleared
7 60 (29.41%) HTTP
8 50 (24.51%) Firewall
9 48 (23.53%) FTP
10 47 (23.04%) TCP/IP
11 44 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (20.59%) SQL
13 41 (20.10%) SSL
13 41 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (19.61%) Internet
15 38 (18.63%) IIS
15 38 (18.63%) UNIX
16 37 (18.14%) Linux
17 35 (17.16%) ITIL
17 35 (17.16%) VPN
17 35 (17.16%) SC Cleared
18 34 (16.67%) Citrix
18 34 (16.67%) MS Excel
19 33 (16.18%) SAN
19 33 (16.18%) X.400
19 33 (16.18%) X.500
20 31 (15.20%) Cisco
20 31 (15.20%) LAN
21 30 (14.71%) DV Cleared

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 71 (34.80%) MS Exchange
2 38 (18.63%) IIS
3 26 (12.75%) SharePoint
4 23 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (8.33%) Apache
7 13 (6.37%) IBM Notes
8 12 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (3.92%) Tomcat
10 8 (3.92%) Lotus Domino
10 8 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (3.92%) WebSphere
11 7 (3.43%) CICS
11 7 (3.43%) GroupWise
12 6 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (2.45%) JBoss
14 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 34 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.27%) MS Office
3 6 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.45%) Office 365
2 3 (1.47%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.98%) PaaS
3 2 (0.98%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (40.20%) DNS
2 60 (29.41%) HTTP
3 50 (24.51%) Firewall
4 48 (23.53%) FTP
5 47 (23.04%) TCP/IP
6 41 (20.10%) SSL
7 40 (19.61%) Internet
8 35 (17.16%) VPN
9 33 (16.18%) SAN
9 33 (16.18%) X.400
9 33 (16.18%) X.500
10 31 (15.20%) LAN
11 27 (13.24%) WAN
12 25 (12.25%) LDAP
12 25 (12.25%) IMAP
13 24 (11.76%) DHCP
14 17 (8.33%) POP3
15 14 (6.86%) SNMP
15 14 (6.86%) HTTPS
15 14 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.88%) MySQL
4 10 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.43%) DB2
8 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.47%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.47%) Crystal Enterprise
9 1 (0.49%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.92%) Subversion
2 6 (2.94%) MSI
3 4 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (10.78%) Finance
2 19 (9.31%) Military
3 12 (5.88%) Banking
4 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.94%) Law
6 3 (1.47%) Marketing
6 3 (1.47%) Retail
7 2 (0.98%) Billing
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (10.29%) Administrator
2 18 (8.82%) Developer
3 17 (8.33%) Analyst
4 15 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
7 11 (5.39%) Architect
8 10 (4.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.41%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) Consultant
10 7 (3.43%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Messaging Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Server Engineer
11 6 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 6 (2.94%) Field Engineer
12 5 (2.45%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 5 (2.45%) SharePoint Specialist
12 5 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.39%) HTML
1 11 (5.39%) .NET
1 11 (5.39%) XML
2 8 (3.92%) CSS
3 7 (3.43%) Ajax
3 7 (3.43%) jQuery
3 7 (3.43%) CSS3
3 7 (3.43%) HTML5
3 7 (3.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.94%) Web Services
4 6 (2.94%) JSON
5 5 (2.45%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.96%) SOAP
6 4 (1.96%) OAuth
6 4 (1.96%) OpenID
7 3 (1.47%) ODBC
7 3 (1.47%) Middleware
7 3 (1.47%) MAPI
8 2 (0.98%) XSLT
8 2 (0.98%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.29%) Clustering
1 21 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.39%) Replication
3 10 (4.90%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.90%) PKI
4 8 (3.92%) Open Source
5 7 (3.43%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.43%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.94%) PDA
7 2 (0.98%) CESG
7 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) SecurID
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Life Science
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 100 (49.02%) Windows
2 41 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (18.63%) UNIX
4 37 (18.14%) Linux
5 27 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (8.33%) Solaris
7 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.90%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.43%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.94%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.47%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.98%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Debian
13 1 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.16%) ITIL
2 22 (10.78%) Migration
3 21 (10.29%) Boundary Protection
4 17 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 15 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (6.37%) Mentoring
8 10 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.41%) Project Management
10 8 (3.92%) Service Management
10 8 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.92%) Unit Testing
11 7 (3.43%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (3.43%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.43%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.43%) Validation
12 6 (2.94%) CRM
12 6 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (2.94%) DevOps
13 5 (2.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.59%) SQL
2 30 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 23 (11.27%) Python
4 22 (10.78%) Perl
5 16 (7.84%) C
6 15 (7.35%) PHP
7 12 (5.88%) VBScript
7 12 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.39%) C++
9 10 (4.90%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.90%) JavaScript
10 9 (4.41%) C#
11 7 (3.43%) REXX
12 4 (1.96%) Tcl
13 3 (1.47%) Ruby
13 3 (1.47%) Java
14 2 (0.98%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.98%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.98%) Lua
15 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 30 (14.71%) DV Cleared
4 28 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.33%) Degree
6 13 (6.37%) MCP
7 12 (5.88%) MCSE
8 8 (3.92%) MCTS
9 7 (3.43%) MCITP
9 7 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.94%) CCNP
11 3 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.49%) CEH
13 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.49%) CISSP
13 1 (0.49%) CCNA
13 1 (0.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) QA
3 3 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (30.88%) Active Directory
2 44 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
4 17 (8.33%) Sendmail
5 13 (6.37%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.39%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.90%) vSphere
8 9 (4.41%) ISA Server
9 7 (3.43%) RACF
10 6 (2.94%) Squid
11 5 (2.45%) XenApp
11 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.45%) NFS
12 4 (1.96%) Postfix
12 4 (1.96%) Xen
13 3 (1.47%) VirtualBox
13 3 (1.47%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.98%) Samba
14 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.98%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (9.31%) ARCserve
2 14 (6.86%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (6.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (5.39%) Nagios
4 10 (4.90%) HP SIM
5 9 (4.41%) MAILsweeper
6 7 (3.43%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (2.45%) Ansible
8 5 (2.45%) Icinga
9 4 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.96%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.96%) OpenSSO
10 3 (1.47%) SCOM
10 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.47%) Puppet
11 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.98%) yum
11 2 (0.98%) Cacti
11 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 110 (53.92%) Microsoft
2 66 (32.35%) VMware
3 34 (16.67%) Citrix
4 31 (15.20%) Cisco
5 21 (10.29%) Oracle
6 19 (9.31%) CA
6 19 (9.31%) HP
7 18 (8.82%) Juniper
8 17 (8.33%) Clearswift
9 15 (7.35%) Lotus
10 14 (6.86%) NetApp
11 12 (5.88%) Websense
12 11 (5.39%) Blue Coat
12 11 (5.39%) CheckPoint
12 11 (5.39%) McAfee
13 10 (4.90%) Symantec
13 10 (4.90%) F5
14 9 (4.41%) 3PAR
14 9 (4.41%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.92%) IBM
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